14Quantum Computing: A Software Engineering Approach

Mradul Agrawal*, Aviral Jain, Rudraksh Thorat and Shivam Sharma

Department of Computer Science Engineering, Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya, Indore, India


Quantum computing (QC) and, to a greater extent, quantum technologies are changing the world. In reality, QC is not an advancement of conventional computer science but rather a revolution that radically shifts the paradigm of computing. By basing its functioning on quantum physics ideas like aggregation and coherence, quantum computers seek to exponentially boost computing power. QC may very well be able to solve a variety of problems that have previously seemed insurmountable. The fact is that due to its many promising applications, QC is currently having an impact on most corporate sectors and scientific domains. Quantum algorithms need to be explicitly programmed for these vastly different machines in order for these applications to become a reality. Despite the fact that a few well-known quantum algorithms exist, the need for quantum software will skyrocket in the coming years. In that situation, it is necessary to generate quantum software in a more industrialized and controlled manner, taking into account factors like quality, delivery, project management, or evolution of quantum software. We are confident that a new piece of software will be primarily motivated by QC.

Keywords: Quantum computing, quantum software, quantum software engineering, algorithms, ...

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